Jet Linx Looks To M&A for Additional Growth

 - August 17, 2021, 9:37 AM
Jet Linx is looking to expand through the acquisition of other Part 135 operators. (Photo: Jet Linx)

Jet card and aircraft management company Jet Linx is preparing itself for further growth through the hiring of Paul Kloet as director of mergers and acquisitions and the promotion of 20-year company veteran Jason Vanis to senior v-p of integrations, both of which are new positions to the Omaha, Nebraska-based aircraft operator.

Kloet will be responsible for identifying Part 135 operators as potential merger and acquisition candidates, as well as other value-added ventures, while Vanis will expand his duties of overseeing Jet Linx’s base locations to include integration of newly acquired companies into Jet Linx.

“Jet Linx has witnessed exponential growth in recent years, and we are excited for Paul and Jason to lead us into our next phase of expansion through the acquisition of select Part 135 operators in both existing markets we already serve and new markets we have slated to open,” said CEO Jamie Walker. “Paul brings to Jet Linx an impressive skillset and deep experience in leading M&A transactions that will undoubtedly advance our growth strategy. Jason…is intimately familiar with our brand and operations, which makes him the perfect person to facilitate our post-acquisition integration activity.”

The announcement follows Jet Linx’s 2020 acquisition of Meridian’s aircraft management and charter business. Jet Linx also plans to open its 20th base location in Miami later this year, followed by a new private terminal in Omaha in June 2022.